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TV Vikings, Wrong-Side Rudders and the USS Fitzgerald Collision

Vikings is a History Channel series that follows the exploits of  the legendary Viking leader Ragnar Lodbrok. It is basically lots of fun, with swords and axes flying, supported by a fair share of intrigue and drama, the sort of show that … Continue reading

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The Port of Port-au-Prince – One Year after the Earthquake

One year ago last Wednesday, Haiti was struck by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake. The port of Port-au-Prince was severely damaged.  Now a year later the damage to the port remains unrepaired, but floating barges have temporarily replaced the damaged docks.  Click … Continue reading

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